I am a firm believer that there is no one right way to do anything. Play an instrument, raise a family, lose weight, tack on whatever you want next. I believe we were all uniquely created by God, and the methods of how we choose to live life are supposed to reflect that. Not every thing will work for every body. This new journey to becoming fit has had me really seeking and gleaning from the wealth of information there is on health and losing weight, and I'm finding different ideas to be very appealing.
In the past I became very fit using exercise videos. I still like them and am tempted by many! Except for cardio unless it's dancing or kick boxing. I love weights and compound movements and yoga. Finding the time to workout for an hour at a crack has become difficult though, so through my research I have become very interested in bodyweight and military-type exercises like never before. I have enjoyed incorporating small bursts of these throughout my day and still feeling the effects the next morning. I think I'll always keep a great variety of activities going to be successful.
Did you catch Tim Ferris on Dr. Oz on becoming fit in 4 hours a week? The 3 ideas shared from his findings and tested to be true by Dr. Oz were:
1. Eat 30g. of protein every morning (which is the equivalent of 5 eggs).
2. Iced baths (3X a week), which were worked up to by first using ice packs on the chest and the base of the neck for a time.
3. Drinking a bit of grapefruit juice before a binge and following with 60-120 seconds of air squats after the binge. (Mr. Ferris recommends one binge a week, but Dr. Oz would not agree to that one.)
Oh how badly I want to be rid of this fat! But I'll be dogged if I'm gonna climb into an tub of ice to do it. LOL! Just sayin'... (I think the book is 4 Hours to the Perfect Body.) There are also a lot of running blogs out there if you're looking up weight loss, and I'm just not that interested. Right now walking makes my heel flare up, so pounding it more than that would be excruciating. In time, maybe?
Please hit me up in the comments and share your favorite forms of exercise and what makes you tick! You know, what works for you.
Pushin' through the pain!
The following links are just a very few REFERENCES to what I've been reading. Please know that my finding them interesting does not mean I endorse the program or believe (or disbelieve) every word of it!
Animal Kingdom Workouts
Bodyweight Exercises for Home Firness on a Budget
Boot Camp Exercises (There is free info here, but you have to sort through many advertisements.)
How to Lose Weight in Less Than 1 Hour a Week